Greater Shepparton City Council to hand over aged care to Calvary

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Calvary Community Care will take over aged care services from Greater Shepparton City Council in northern Victoria from next month.

Shepparton Council’s home modifications, access and support at home, and social connection programs will be handled by Calvary as of 1 July, with delivered meals to be provided by another provider, Community Accessability, from 18 July.

According to Greater Shepparton City Council’s Director Community, Louise Mitchell, the city will not interrupt services during the transition.

“Council is working closely with clients and stakeholders to help make sure the transition to new service arrangements proceeds smoothly.

“Council has dedicated staff in place to work with every client currently receiving our services, so that they have all the information and support they need in the coming months,” she said.

Greater Shepparton City Council is the latest in a growing list of Victorian local governments exiting aged care due to the changes in the Federal Government’s upcoming Support at Home program, with Yarra Ranges Council announcing this month it would hand over its services to VMCH and MiCare.